Drop-Waist Darling

IMG_9776IMG_9763IMG_9762IMG_9737IMG_9777IMG_9746Dress: H&M, similar styles – one, two, threeNecklace: Vintage, similar hereShoes: Keds x Kate Spade (sold out), similar style hereBag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson via T.J.Maxx, similar at Forever 21Watch: Michael Kors

Looking for the perfect outfit for exploring the city in the warmer months to come? Try styling a black drop-waist dress and glitter kicks for a casual look with a playful flare. Black dresses are always chic. Style it with your heels for work and quickly swap them for your Keds before running a few errands or meeting friends in the city!

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Working Denim

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At my work place, we can only wear jeans on casual Friday, so naturally I found another way to incorporate denim. Denim button-ups are so easy to transition from winter to summer. It was still pretty chilly when I chose this look, but I’ll definitely be styling my denim shirt with shorts and skirts in the months to come. I’ve linked a few denim options above that I’m currently loving…

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Bright Beauty

IMG_9567IMG_9588IMG_9577IMG_9583IMG_9578IMG_9604IMG_9570IMG_9587Blouse: New Directions via Belk, Pants: Banana Republic, Boots: Jessica Simpson via Dillard’s, similar hereCoat: Lands’ End, Handbag: Vera Pelle, Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Earrings: T.J.Maxx, similar at J.Crew

When the weather is gloomy, it’s hard to feel motivated throughout the week. That’s where the power of brights comes in! I find that throwing on a bright blouse, jacket, or accessory, can completely turn your day around. Hot pink and orange automatically make me think of Spring and Summer, and let’s face it, we all love those few months out of the year. Sunshine, patios, picnics, barbecues, and pool time — need I say more? Fortunately, Spring is just around the corner, but until then I’ll have to settle for bright layers!

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Edgy Meets Effortless

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IMG_9455IMG_9487IMG_9446Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Shirt: T.J.Maxx, Leggings: Hudson’s Bay, Boots: Clarks, Handbag: T.J.Maxx, Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Beanie: Forever 21

Starting off the week with a laid-back look that makes a statement. I love that these leggings aren’t your traditional leopard print. The black and gold leopard give this effortless look a little extra edge. However, if you are looking for a more feminine way to style these, try pairing them with a skirt and heels for a flirty and fun look!

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Side Tracked

IMG_9345IMG_9366IMG_9335IMG_9357IMG_9358IMG_9355Jacket: T.J.Maxx, Dress: Body Central, similar styles one, two, threeTights: Forever 21, similar here and hereBoots: ClarksHandbag: T.J.Maxx, cute alternativeNecklace: T.J.Maxx

Once again, I’m wearing a black and gray combo. I can’t seem to get enough of these shades, but adding the fuchsia bag gives the look a focal point. On a side note, I’m loving the look of these midi boots with patterned tights, and it doesn’t hurt that they are extremely comfortable. I’ve been wearing them to work all week, and they were definitely worth the money!

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Watercolor & Ruffles

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Coat: Jessica Simpson via T.J.Maxx, cute alternatives here and hereDress: Forever 21 (old), Tights: T.J.Maxx, Boots: Gianni Bini via Dillard’s, Earrings: Niki Designs, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

I apologize for the silence the past couple of days, there just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes! Decided to pull out this oldie, but goodie last week for work, and I’m so glad I did. I purchased this dress a few years ago from Forever 21, and I forgot how much I love it. Watercolor and ruffles never get old! This dress is classy enough for a special event, but also appropriate for a Monday meeting. I always keep my eye out in Forever 21 for similar styles that I can use for work and play.

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Maxxed Out

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IMG_9162IMG_9130Blazer: Cynthia Rowley via T.J.Maxx, similar at Macy’sShirt: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Express, similar here, Boots: Dolce Vita via T.J.Maxx, similar style hereNecklace: T.J.Maxx, similar styles hereEarrings: T.J.Maxx, similar at J.CrewBag: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

It’s hard to believe that I was wearing a beanie, winter coat, and gloves just two days before this outfit. It felt so great to be able to walk out of the house with a lightweight shirt and blazer, although sometimes that can be a little too basic. Pairing the outfit with a statement necklace and earrings is the perfect way to add a little glam to your look. I still can’t get over how much this necklace and earrings look like J.Crew pieces! My mom managed to snag both of these gorgeous accessories from T.J.Maxx, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been dying for a pair of jeweled studs, and was thrilled when she gave me these as an early birthday present. You can never have enough sparkle! 😉

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Polished in Pumpkin

IMG_9035IMG_9040IMG_9067IMG_9055IMG_9063IMG_9060IMG_9049Coat: Lands’ End, Sweater: Gap, similar hereVest: T.J.Maxx, similar herePants: Banana Republic, Boots: Calvin Klein, similar at NordstromSunglasses: Betsey Johnson via T.J.Maxx, similar styles at Forever 21Watch: Michael Kors, Rings: Rebecca Minkoff / Vintage

Looking polished in the winter months can often pose a challenge, especially on those days when all you want is to stay in your pajamas with a cup of hot tea. I don’t know about you, but I go from hot to cold multiple times while at work and having layers that I can easily remove at my desk is crucial. Layering the turtleneck sweater, faux fur vest, and winter coat was perfect for the outdoor weather, yet simple enough to remove once inside (although it was so cold, I left the sweater and vest on all day)!

P.S. Loved getting to showcase my Tennessee spirit with this gorgeous pumpkin coat 😉

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Daring Diva

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Jacket: T.J.Maxx, Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: Willi Smith via T.J.Maxx, similar at H&MShoes: Joey O via Ross Dress for Less, similar hereClutch: Kohl’s, Hat: J.Crew, similar styles here, here, and here, Necklace: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx, Bracelets: ALDO, similar here

Definitely channeling my inner Rachel Zoe with this look, and I’m loving it! Every girl deserves to be a diva every once in a while, right? Just add some faux fur, a black hat, and oversized shades to your wardrobe, and you’ve hit the jackpot. The best part about this look is that it has a high-end feel without the costly price tag. Several of these items came from T.J.Maxx, so the next time you are searching for a diva-esque look don’t forget to check them out!

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Mad for Military

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Jacket: Steve Madden, similar style at Forever 21T-Shirt: Lucky Brand, similar at Old NavyPants: Dynamite, Shoes: Nine West, very similar hereHandbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson via T.J.Maxx, Necklace: Niki Designs

Showing off my military style today with this gorgeous Steve Madden jacket. Just add a beautiful beaded necklace, black pants, and nude pumps, and you are ready for brunch with the ladies or, in my case, a day of shopping at the outlets.

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